Revision Date: 11/15/2013
Reports To: Manufacturing Supervisor
Operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions on metal work pieces while
maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping accurate records and maintaining equipment and supplies.
- Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision
measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
- Examine completed workpieces for defects, such as chipped edges or marred surfaces and sort defective
pieces according to types of flaws.
- Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using
hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
- Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement,
according to required machining sequences.
- Check to ensure that workpieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation
- Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
- Test and adjust machine speeds or actions, according to product specifications, using gauges and hand tools.
- Set up and operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions on metal workpieces.
- Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation.
- Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished
workpiece dimensions or numerical control sequences.
- Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or
excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems.
- Remove and replace dull cutting tools.
Additional responsibilities and duties may be assigned.
- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Stays current with job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and studying technical
- Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control,
costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Knowledge of trigonometry, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to
grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of
changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and
hand in one position.
- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- The ability to lift up yo 50lbs.